The Orange Tip

Month: April, 2014

On The Wind


Reedmace shedding the last of their seed by the pond island; fluffed up in the early evening sunlight. Worth the resulting weeks of weeding out in waders..


Beech Wood


Last winter a large limb dropped off our stunning yet very elderly copper beech. It took about a day to cut away the brash-wood and smaller diameter branches. Knowing that in a few months the floor beneath the tree canopy would be a wash with spanish bluebells,  I cut the remaining limb  into lengths and piled them below. Beech wood and blue bells just look so at home together.

Being cut Log

Great Dixter Gardens

As part of a five month break from the garden I’ve gone to spend some time at Great Dixter; a stunning and innovative institutional garden in East Sussex. Living on site, my days are spent working alongside the team, led by the world renowned head gardener, Fergus Garrett. I’ve created a separate header on this blog named ‘Dixter’, under which I will be keeping a short account of the things I’m getting up to here: Dixter